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Balloting opens on three-month 1.5% pay rise

20th November 2012

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CWU members working for TV Licensing company Capita will begin voting tomorrow on "Stage One" of what is set to become a 15-month pay agreement.

If the first three-month part of the deal is backed in the poll, the workforce will receive an initial fully consolidated 1.5 per cent pay rise, backdated to 1st October 2012, with their December salaries.

And an agreed change to the pay negotiation timetable will mean that the next annual salary review will take effect from 1st January 2013, the "Stage Two," for which joint negotiations are already under way between CWU national officer Andy Furey and his Capita TVL counterpart Terry Boynes.

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Andy, who is recommending a Yes vote in the members' ballot, explained that "Stage Two" is designed to "facilitate an additional pay increase for the 12 months from January 2013 - December 2013 and includes discussions around a new pay and recognition structure, designed to foster career progression for members."

The progress on pay comes on top of the fully consolidated £50 increase that all Capita employees received in September.

"I am delighted with the progress we have made with the initial 1.5 per cent pay rise," Andy said, adding: "This provides the building blocks for a further pay rise arising from Stage Two of the negotiations."

  • The Stage One ballot opens tomorrow (21st November) and closes on Monday 2nd December.
  • ‪Once agreement has been reached on Stage Two, this will be subject to a separate members ballot.

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